Saturday, February 10, 2018

DAILY?READINGS: Gen. 49:1-33; Psalms 28:1-29:11; Matt. 27:1-26

And they continued steadfastly… Acts 2:42, NKJV

We tend to overlook the “continued steadfastly” component of a New Testament church. In those early days, the norm was that anytime a gathering occurred, the believers were there, week in and week out. The Greek reads a little differently in various passages; a strong phrase, it is often translated ”devoted.” Our devotion is first and foremost to the Lord, of course. “Continuous commitment” to the local body has fallen on hard times these days, for some reason. One way to reverse this trend is to put every effort into supporting the local church on a regular basis. May God help us to do so. —N. C. Funston

Rise up O church of God! Have done with lesser things;
Give heart and mind and soul and strength, to serve the King of kings. —William P. Merrill